Pennsylvania hospital pauses some elective surgeries after employees test positive for COVID-19

Erie, Pa.-based Saint Vincent Hospital plans to postpone a small number of elective procedures after “a number of patients and direct caregivers” recently tested positive for COVID-19, according to a hospital statement shared with WJET

The statement did not specify the number of people who tested positive. The postponement of elective procedures was attributed to the staffing impact. 

The hospital is deep-cleaning affected areas and will continue following the screening, testing and quarantining guidelines issued by the CDC and the state department of health, according to the statement. 

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